The Odyssey

Westerville North students show dedication after their Frisbee tournament. Everyone is showing their unity.
The spirit of the team
Sophie Bordron (Senior), News Editor • April 20, 2022

   What allegedly started with Yale students throwing pie tins around campus in 1940, is making its way into Westerville North. Westerville North is home to the ultimate...

Trevor Newtz (12) fills out some March Madness brackets for his tournament.
Westerville North bracket madness
Donovan Varney (Senior), Editor-In-Chief • April 6, 2022

   The month of March is not only widely recognized for the beginning of Spring and the holiday St. Patrick's Day, but it is also known for the beginning of the National...

Erin Mayle (12) flips a coin at the McCann Stadium. Her toss represents the controversial coin toss at the beginning of overtime periods in the NFL.
A toss that comes at a cost
Donovan Varney (Senior), Editor-In-Chief • March 2, 2022

 The National Football League (NFL) is home to 32 teams that compete vigorously for 18 weeks in hopes of being able to bring home a Super Bowl trophy to their fans. Over...

Owen Ptak (11) scores big for the Westerville North bowling team. Ptak is a leading player for North’s bowling squad during their ‘21-‘22 season.
Bowlers on a roll
Erin Mayle (Senior), Feature Editor • February 1, 2022

   Many students at Westerville North High School (WNHS) don’t know about the North bowling team, despite the team's success in recent years. Bowling is a club sport at...

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Maryan Farah arranges dresses while checking out the items in stock. Farah always double checks to make sure things are in their right place.
Almeda and Co. turned fitness into retail
Sadio Abdi, contributor • August 17, 2022

   In Columbus Square’s plaza a variety of different shops are all alive with their own patrons, but one seems to stand out: a tan, slightly angled sign reads, “Almeda...

Lilly Hammer (12) works tirelessly as she collects data for her Global Scholars project. Hammer is a passionate domestic violence activist.
Domestic violence on the rise among teens
Brittany Abston (Senior), Photography Editor • April 19, 2022

   Domestic violence (DV) is the abusive, aggressive behavior within a home, typically involving the harassment of a spouse. In the United States, more than 10 million adults...

Workers at Westerville North’s new cafe in the gallery prepare an order. Many coffee lovers are excited about this addition to North.
The caffeine pandemic
Tyra Crumrine (Senior), Reporter • March 4, 2022

   Caffeine is an addictive substance, a well-known fact by most people. However, not many people are aware of the true advantages and disadvantages of the daily consumption...

Women’s rights have been an ongoing issue for centuries, including in central Ohio. Recently, many groups and organizations have been created here in order to continue to fight for equality.
Central Ohio puts emphasis on Women’s Rights in March
Ellie Bernard (Senior), Social Media Editor • March 3, 2022

   From the spark of the women’s rights movement in 1848 to the present day, women continue to push for equality and eliminate gender norms in all places. After the ratification...

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May 20, 2022

This piece of editorial artwork was posted merely hours before the horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts go out to the friends, families, and communities affected...

The baseball seniors play at Myrtle Beach over spring break. Girls soccer seniors before the season started in the fall of 2021
Leaving a legacy
Cori Bohan (Junior), Sports Editor • April 20, 2022

   For some, it feels like just yesterday they stepped into Westerville North High School (WNHS) as freshmen, for others, graduation has been a longtime coming. Yet one...

Incarceration rates have shown to be disproportionate towards POC, especially in the US. Many public figures have shed light on this issue in recent years.
Mercy is just not enough
Brittany Abston (Senior), Photography Editor • March 4, 2022

 Over the last four decades, the United States (U.S.) has witnessed an extreme increase in incarcerated citizens. Due to strict sentencing policies set in place during the...

Ansley Endres (12) completes her AP Statistics homework. Like many seniors, she is experiencing the effects of senioritis.
Seniors face senioritis
Carli Godorhazy (Senior), Reporter • March 3, 2022

   With third quarter being close to halfway over  at Westerville North High School (WNHS), seniors are starting to experience something that almost every student goes...

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